Career Opportunities

We are always looking for new talent

At Symonds & Sampson, we value our people and recognise how everyone plays an important part in making our business tick. Whether you are starting out or looking to further your career we continually encourage and support staff to obtain professional qualifications and attend relevant courses. Our graduate and training schemes aims to recruit young people with bright talent at the beginning of their career and provide the support they need to become a future leader within the firm; many of our senior staff and partners have been with us since finishing education.

We ask staff to make suggestions and join discussions and forums to make recommendations to Senior Management, and the Partners have an open door policy and are always approachable and eager to hear ideas and concerns.

Hard work and dedication is recognised and rewarded with excellent career progression opportunities, remuneration and commission packages and bonuses where appropriate.

It’s certainly not all work and no play! Firm socials include barbeques, dinners, drinks, quiz nights, networking events, watching and playing sport to name but a few. At least once a year the whole firm gets together for the popular Christmas party. We are well known for our friendly office atmosphere.

So, whether you are already in property, looking to transfer your skills from another profession, or looking for a return to work opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.

Symonds & Sampson is an equal opportunities employer.

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Current Opportunities

Part Time Residential Lettings Administrator – Blandford

  • Closing Date: 19 July 2019

An exciting opportunity for a efficient administrator to join our residential letting team in Blandford Forum.  Working 2 ½ days a week plus on a rota for Saturday mornings, this position could offer the right person the opportunity to increase hours and training to develop a career in residential lettings.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Data entry and record keeping
  • Management of key dates and deadlines
  • Dealing with telephone, email and in person enquiries and escorting potential tenants around properties.

KEY SKILLS

  • Excellent telephone and communication skills
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Full driving license

EXPERIENCE                       

  • Experience in Lettings is desirable, but not essential as training will be given
  • Relevant experience of a public facing role essential

REWARDS                           

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Holiday starting at 28 days per year including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • Pension – work based pension scheme
  • Opportunity for the right person to gain qualifications and progress within the department

THE OFFICE The Blandford office is situated in the centre of the town. It is home to sales, lettings departments.

Graduate Rural Surveyor - Sturminster Newton

  • Closing Date: 29 June 2019

We are seeking a Graduate Rural Surveyor to join our Rural Professional team in Sturminster Newton. The role offers a wide range of experience across many aspects of rural surveying, and the opportunity for the right candidate to progress through APC to further develop their career. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

including but not limited to 

  • AMC applications and valuations
  • Valuations for banks, private individuals, probate and general tax planning
  • Planning for general development of residential schemes, agricultural occupancy houses, farm buildings and diversification
  • General professional advice for rural clients
  • BPS and country side stewardship
  • Boundary disputes
  • Farm & Land sales and purchases
  • Compensation claims, utilities and telecoms

ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED 

  • Completion of an RICS accredited degree
  • Full UK Driving license

DESIRABLE SKILLS REQUIRED 

  • Probationer of the CAAV

REWARDS

  • A competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Training. The opportunity to gain a wider range of experience in all aspects of rural surveying towards successfully achieving their APC and career development for the right person.  
  • Funding of both RICS and CAAV training, examinations and subscriptions will be provided as required as well as fully supported APC supervision
  • Holiday starting at 28 days per year including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • Work based pension scheme

THE OFFICE in Sturminster Newton is a multi-disciplinary office in a prominent position within the town, home to residential sales, lettings, agricultural and professional departments.  

CLOSING DATE 22nd June 2019.  Where we receive a high volume of applicants, the closing date may be brought forward. To avoid disappointment therefore we suggest submitting your application early. 

Experienced Estate Agency Manager - Beaminster

  • Closing Date: 28 June 2019

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Estate Agency Manager to join our award-winning sales team in Beaminster. This opportunity would suit a highly motivated, entrepreneurial person seeking a career changing opportunity. This role offers career progression and a chance to excel with one of the region’s leading agents.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of sales team
  • Ensure office targets are met and exceeded
  • Meet with clients and assess their particular needs
  • Register and manage applicants
  • Generate and conduct Market Appraisals
  • Arrange and attend viewings around homes
  • Canvass for new business opportunities
  • Registering new clients according to compliance
  • Respond to queries via e-mail and telephone
  • Liaise with solicitors
  • Close deals

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Strong people skills
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone manner and client facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills - must be capable of building and maintaining good relationships with team members, other colleagues, clients and agents
  • Confident manner with clients and the team
  • Flexible approach to work and hours undertaken
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues and the use of discretion

REWARDS

  • A competitive salary package commensurate with experience
  • Full time role, and joining a rota for Saturday cover
  • Holiday starting at 28 days per year including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • A work-based pension scheme

        

THE BEAMINSTER OFFICE is situated close to the centre of the town, within walking distance of local amenities. It is home to residential sales and lettings departments.

All applications will be treated strictest confidence

 

Residential Sales Negotiator - Yeovil

  • Closing Date: 28 June 2019

An exciting opportunity for a Negotiator to join our successful sales team in Yeovil. This opportunity would suit a self-starting, highly motivated, individual seeking a career changing opportunity. This role offers career progression and the chance to excel with one of the region’s leading agents.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meet with clients and assess their particular needs
  • Register and manage clients and applicants
  • Arrange and attend viewings around homes
  • Canvass for new business opportunities
  • Respond to queries via e-mail and telephone
  • Liaise with solicitors
  • Sales progression

ESSENTIAL SKILLS 

  • Good time management and ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone manner and client facing skills
  • Excellent communication skills - must be capable of building and maintaining good relationships with team members, other colleagues, clients and agents
  • Confident manner with clients and the team
  • Flexible approach to work and hours undertaken
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues and the use of discretion

EXPERIENCE                       

  • Negotiator experience preferred but not essential as training will be given                                           
  • Relevant experience in similar roles essential

REWARDS                          

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience                     
  • Full time role, 8.45-5.30 and joining a rota for Saturday cover
  • Holiday starting at 28 days per year including bank holidays and increasing with long service
  • Pension – work-based pension scheme
  • Opportunity for the right person to gain qualifications and progress within the department

THE OFFICE                        

Our office is located close to the centre of Yeovil, within walking distance of manly local amenities.  It is a multi-disciplinary office, home to sales, lettings, commercial, agricultural, professional and dispersal sales departments.

CLOSING DATE Where we receive a high volume of applicants, the closing date may be brought forward. To avoid disappointment therefore we suggest submitting your application early. 

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